Some cigars celebrate anniversaries, some are named after the family, some are themed around their extravagant packaging, but the CAO OSA Sol cigar keeps it simple, being named for the cigar's unique tobacco. The name, which, admittedly, has more acronyms than an NFL stat sheet, represents the cigar's wrapper, which is a sun-grown leaf (i.e. sol) harvested from a proprietary 2008 crop from Olancho, San Agustín (i.e. OSA).
With such a stunning wrapper, it wasn't hard for CAO to find a supporting cast, which materialized in the form of a Connecticut Broadleaf binder and fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras. The cigar debuted in 2011, going on to receive numerous accolades, including Top 25 Cigar of the Year inductions from Cigar Journal in 2011, 2012, and 2013!
What does the CAO OSA Sol cigar taste like?
The cigar's wrapper is no doubt the defining characteristic, imparting sun-dried flavors of red pepper, earth, and mineral. The binder/filler combine to showcase an overall balanced performance, hitting standout notes of cedar, toasted nuts, and touches of cinnamon.